Lela's Banana Nut Bread

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Kathleen Reed

Not-too-sweet nut bread. Delicious with softened cream cheese, and with a cup of hot chocolate. My mother made these to give to friends at Christmas.

Top Review by Lidya

I made this recipe for my family and they just loved it. Directions were easy to follow, I replaced regular milk instead of butter milk (simply because I didn't have it), but it was fabulous. My loaf was very moist and my entire family loved it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream sugar and shortening.
  2. Add eggs one at a time and beat.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, soda and salt together.
  4. Add mashed bananas and buttermilk to creamed mixture, then add flour.
  5. Add the vanilla and the nuts, stir well.
  6. Cook in well greased and floured loaf pans for one (1) hour at 350 degrees.
  7. Watch to see that they don't get too brown.
  8. This is delicious with softened cream cheese spread on the slices when served.
  9. My mother loved to make these loaves and give to friends at Christmas.

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